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Lovely story; how many dogs do you have now?

about 8 hours ago
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Isn't it an egg yolk inside an egg shell with crisscrossed pieces of chives?

about 8 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

I would never attempt this in a bundt pan. I put a 9" round parchment paper in bottom of my pan, put a lot of Wilton's Cake Release all over. When I take it out of oven, I let it cool about 5 minutes and invert onto plate, remove pan, then remove parchment.

It keeps several days. I even used some Guinness Stout that was 2 years old; everything came out ok.

about 9 hours ago
walker in Home Cooking

Tamale questions

I've made tamales a few times; it's a lot of work and it's a job that can't be rushed.

This is an excellent cookbook I've used:
http://www.amazon.com/Tamales-101-Beg...

I've bought masa simple (w/out lard) and add my own unsalted butter.

Like others have said, the right tools for the job are a must. This cookbook will really help you .. don't give up.

about 24 hours ago
walker in Home Cooking

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I cannot even see these tiny avatars; wish I could enlarge them like old times.

I've been trying to think up a good one for myself but nothing comes close to being "the one." I envy linguafood's; I think it's perfect.

1 day ago
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New Profile Setting: Collapse Previously Read Comments (also defaults to "See All" page)

One less bell to answer.
One less egg to fry.
One less man to pick up after.
I should be happy.
But all I do is cry.

1 day ago
walker in Home Cooking
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads (Part 2)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Taster.

Dec 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

This is the third time I've made the Guinness Stout Gingerbread Cake Gramercy Tavern, the one with fresh grated ginger. Makes the house smell great. Will make fresh whipped cream to serve with it. Easy to make. I did it in 9" cheesecake pan.

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

One more last minute question: I bought the frozen cranberry-walnut (yeast) ring from Trader Joe. You're supposed to take it out to counter and let it proof overnight. I took it out at midnight but would prefer to bake it at 6 pm because guests are arriving at 7 pm but would it overproof (whatever that means)?

Instead, should I bake it now and just reheat a bit later?

Dec 24, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

Thanks for the reply. I don't know if I will be able to taste "off." Guess I was too cheap to just discard it and start with fresh. Thought I'd make another of those cakes before now .. it makes your house smell GREAT. I do it in a 9" cheesecake pan, first lubing it up really well with Wilton's Cake Release.

Dec 24, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Yes, I couldn't remember the exact name; it was Crab & Langostino Rangoons.

Dec 24, 2014
walker in Chains

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

I'm going to make the Guinness Stout Gingerbread Cake (Gramercy Tavern); I made it two years ago and still have 5 of the 6 bottles of stout. They've been sitting in my pantry. I don't feel like going out, fighting traffic, etc. to buy more.

Do you think there will be any adverse effects using this stout?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Funny. Another woman who got a sample after I did made an ugly face when she was chewing it! I can't stand "fishy" stuff, although I love my tuna salad BUT I buy really good tuna, Wild Planet from Costco, very white.

Dec 23, 2014
walker in Chains

2014 in the kitchen: What were the best new things you made?

OMG .. that is truly gorgeous. Great photo!

Dec 22, 2014
walker in Home Cooking
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Big Nay for the crab (and langostines?) puff pastry things; they were sampling it today and (first time for this!) I had to spit it out .. very fishy tasting, nasty.

Dec 22, 2014
walker in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

That's a favorite of mine; been around for a while.

Dec 22, 2014
walker in Chains

Arguello Supermarket for their world famous turkey sandwich, SF - anyone?

I'm pretty sure they will give you the skin. If I can't get there at lunch time, I give them a call and they save turkey for me .. I usually buy it by the pound and make my own sandwich at home, less bready.

Dec 21, 2014
walker in San Francisco Bay Area
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

I never got to try these; called two TJs in SF and they are sold out .. sold out of the Baci chocolates, too, which are really great.

Dec 20, 2014
walker in Chains

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

Gorgeous!

Dec 19, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

I took some to a friend and he didn't have a toaster oven; I didn't think it'd be good in a microwave but 40-50 seconds in one made it taste fresh out of the oven!

Dec 18, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

For a few hours, I thought there was something wrong with my computer; I went to "Site Talk" and it's a wonder I went to the right thread because "A Faster Chowhound..." would not indicate the answer to my problem was there.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

THANKS. Fixed.

Dec 18, 2014
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

HELP I followed instructions and now previously read posts are collapsed BUT today there were 9 new emails on the email address I use for CH; they were new posts. I don't want to receive these on my email acct; HOW DO I STOP THESE COMING TO MY EMAIL ACCT?

Dec 18, 2014
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I used every brain cell I had to do all this, find "settings" and do as instructed. Remember, not all of us have computer backgrounds. (Just lucky I found the right thread on site talk to address this; I think others will just give up and go away.)

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

It came out last year:

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/1...

Great fresh from the oven. Next day, you can reheat a little in toaster oven, if you like. I like that you make it day 1, then next day bake it off. Calls for Instant Yeast -- I keep my yeast in the freezer.

Dec 17, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

This is the second time I've made Smitten Kitchen's Cranberry-Orange Buns and they were great both times. Working with yeast can be intimidating but her recipes are easy to follow. For the glaze she has you mix orange juice and powdered sugar. An alternate is using Alton Brown's cream cheese, milk and powdered sugar. I did the cream cheese version but subbed orange juice for the milk.

I used plain dental floss to slice the roll into buns.

December 2014 & February 2011 Cookbook of the Month: THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK TIMES COOKBOOK Chapters 1-4

Have you thought of just adding more mango?

Dec 16, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Big Yay for the Baci chocolates; good to have wrapped up under the tree when you need an extra present.

1/2 Yay: Virginia amaretti? in gorgeous green tin. The "cookies" are not terrific, best one is the coffee but I'm in love with the tin.

Dec 14, 2014
walker in Chains

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

I've made the Sunset Magazine swirled pumpkin cheesecake and loved it; here are two recipes I found on line:

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Cake/P... (If you don't have a 10" pan, you can use 9" and put extra to bake in something else.

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http://womantalk.wordpress.com/2006/1...
(this one calls for 5 spice, which I dislike, OR pumpkin pie spice.)

Dec 14, 2014
walker in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Saw it today in South San Francisco.

Dec 10, 2014
walker in Chains